Workshop on Quantitative Methods and Education

Professor: Goldman
Units: 1.0
Elective Course
Concentrations: Quantitative Methods and Social and Behavioral Science

Students study a selection of advanced quantitative analyses of policy topics in K-12 and higher education, with an emphasis on public-private cooperation in education. Topics include measuring productivity and outcomes at all levels of education as well as public and private finance of education. These basic topics lead to an examination of the implications of portable financial aid in higher education and vouchers in K-12. Part of the quarter is devoted to guiding each student through a small but complete empirical research project using computer databases introduced in class by the professors. students employ microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics throughout the course.